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Parker Days 2018 – Sign Up Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on May 12, 2018

The Parker Days Festival will be held in downtown Parker on June 7 – 10, 2018.    We will also provide one crew for final clean-up on the morning of June 11, 2018.  Each year, Troop 16 provides hundreds of hours of service taking care of all the trash at the Parker Days Festival as the biggest of our 3 annual fund raisers.  All Troop 16 members are required to participate.

 This year the requirement is that every scout needs to work 8 hours during the weekend.  The first 4 hours take care of the commitment needed for the troop.  The second four hours can be used to get a free all day ride pass or to be used as service hours for rank advancement.  The ages next to the signups are just suggestions. Typically our younger scouts (1st and 2nd year scouts) work the morning and day shifts and our older scouts work the late night shifts. Again, these are only suggestions. Please sign up when it is convenient for your family. 

We are asking this year that you do not sign up any siblings this year.  Please feel free to bring them during the shift and we will put them to work, but we want the sign up to be for the scouts.  If you want to let the shift leader know that a sibling is coming that would be very kind, one of our scout laws.

Here is a clarification of the different Adult sign up options:

Shift Leader (Works Troop HQ tent): In years past, scout moms have worked these shifts, but it can be any adult.

Rover (Oversees trash needs in park and typically drives golf cart around getting trash loaded onto cart and taking the trash to the dumpsters.)  

Adult Leader (Leads Scouts in trash pickup. You will walk around with an assigned group of boys to make sure the trash is picked up and work is getting done.)

Lastly, your Parker Days committee (Daniel Faust, Tom Loveland, and Beth Huffman) thank you for your service to the troop. We want to thank everyone that has ever worked at Parker Days as this is a large group effort.  We hear all the time about what a great troop we have and how hard working we are and it makes us smile every time knowing that you all have contributed to the high regard we have within the community.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

Summer Camp Update

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on May 11, 2018
Summer Camp Attendance Must do:
1. Complete part A, B, and C, which requires a doctors signature. This is required for all attending. Please also provide a copy of your child vaccinations. This is due on or before June 26th to Aaron or Aisha Goedeke.  Med Form
2. If you are driving a driving form must be completed and submitted to Brian Nash. He also needs a copy of your car insurance information. I also need to know how many children you can fit in your car and if you can pull the trailer. 
3.The balance of your Camp payment Is Now Past Due. Please bring your checkbook.
4. All adults attending camp must complete YPT training and print a certificate and give to me. See me is you have questions about this. 
 
We will cover tonight  5/8/18 – We will be selecting merit badges.
 
Bartlett leader guide as well if you are interested is HERE.
 
Thanks, I am looking forward to camp this summer and supporting our boys. 
See me if you have questions. 
 Nate Smith

Summer Camp 2018 – Parent Meeting – May 1th(date corrected)

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on April 24, 2018

Attention all parents of scouts attending summer camp , there will be an information meeting to go over camp details and to answer any questions you may have.

Please join at 7:15 pm on May 1st at PUMC. 

April 2018 Merit Badge College – Signups Close April 24th

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on April 23, 2018

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, April 28th 2018 at PUMC

Merit Badges offered: Citizenship in the World, Communications, First Aid, Personal Management, Citizenship  in the Nation, Cooking, Cycling and Camping

Be sure to register early in order to complete course prerequisites. 
See more details and sign up instructions are HERE

Church Workday Signups Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on April 23, 2018

Troop,
Our church workday is scheduled for Saturday May 5th at 8:00 am.  This event is where the Troop gives back to our Charter Organization, Parker United Methodist Church, please RSVP in Troop Track HERE so your hours get logged.  Make sure you bring a sunscreen, sunglasses,water bottle,work gloves, rakes, shovels, etc. and be ready to get your hands dirty.  For those of you trying to get to Life rank and need 3 conservation related service hours, this is a great way to get them.

Please let Mrs. Lipman know if you have questions.

 

Help support Kyle P’s Ronald McDonald House Eagle Project

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on April 21, 2018

Scouts and Adults come on out and show off your knot tying skills and help support Ronald McDonald House!!!

I will be hosting a workday, to make fleece blankets, as part of my Eagle Project on 4/14 (8:30am to 4:30pm) at PUMC.  A couple of local sewing groups have been kind enough to volunteer their time and skills to help us make 50 fleece blankets that day.    No sewing experience is needed.  There will be opportunities to learn how to sew for those that want too, but mostly we will be tying knots, which is a basic scout skill.

Lunch (pizza) will be provided and we will have a ton of fun!  Please signup at the following link (Blanket Making sign up)

Also, if you are interested in coming to Ronald McDonald House to help cook and server dinner, let me know.  Cooking Day will be April 27th starting at 4pm.

Thanks,

Kyle P.

April Campout – Sand Dunes Signup is Closed

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on April 6, 2018


 

The April campout will be to one of Colorado’s finest National Parks, The Great Sand Dunes. Join the troop on a weekend that will get sand in your shoes and take a hike to a nice waterfall. For information about the campout and the signup can be found on the informational page.

 

First Year Scouts Campout is Closed

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on March 27, 2018

You’ve crossed over to Troop 16, you’ve signed the paperwork, now it is time to have your first Outing of Scouting. Join us for the first year overnighter where boys will start down their path of scouting and learn the fundamentals of scout skills. There will also be plenty of information for the new adults. Please refer to the informational page for details and the signup.

Summer Camp 2018

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on March 14, 2018

Bartlett Scout Camp Idaho 


     Troop 16 will be attending Bartlett Scout Camp Idaho July 8th-14th
     for our 2018 Summer Camp.
     More details and signup: HERE

      Payment #2 is due March 27 th $100
      Final Payment is due April 17 th of $115 for scouts
 
 
 

Who will get a pie in their face at the end of this week’s meeting?

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on March 12, 2018

Just a reminder that this week conclude the fundraising event “Pie the Leadership”.

So, bring your change and help support a great cause, Ronald McDonald House. I’m sure you have
always wanted to see a couple of our leaders wandering around with whipped cream dripping down
their face!

By popular demand, I have decided to offer my smiling face up as a target too if ALL 6 jars meet the minimum $45 by 8pm on 3/13.

See you Tuesday night!
Kyle Pearson

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop